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5th Feb, 2013 - John Mayall at BB King Blues Club in NYC. Photo by Arnie Goodman.
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charlie G - Sat, Feb 24th, 2018 6:36 PM PST
I saw some of the great bluesbreaker concerts in Glasgow in the late 60's and early 70's along with his appearance at the Bath blues festival at Shepton Mallet - great memories

bruce s kelso - Tue, Feb 20th, 2018 10:42 AM PST
hi all , for those whose interest is the turning point/ empty rooms era last year a unreleased lp by jon mark was issued. it was recorded for release produced by shel talmy but was never issued . well it has been released on the rpm
label in the u.k. and japan with bonus tracks. its called sally free and easy.check it out is a great release

- Sun, Feb 18th, 2018 12:15 AM PST
Hi only a few more days 'til the release of three for the road. This be good. Would you consider a trumpet and saxophone with the trio?

Geoff Norris - Sat, Feb 17th, 2018 8:07 AM PST
Sir, What a fabulous Blues Band. Enjoyed very much then You Tube Clip playing with the late great Gary Moore. Wishing & hoping you will do a UK Tour one day

HANS GENTIL - Wed, Feb 14th, 2018 6:35 AM PST
HI SIR JOHN - sun is shining in our frozen europe and I take a little warm up by your bluescruzadetimes and now I'm listening " checking up my baby" - of cause a blues standard. I will only remember Mr.Taj Mahal with the same song.

Sayani Bagchi - Sun, Feb 11th, 2018 10:34 AM PST
Attended the Mahindra Blues Festival 30 min back in Bombay (Mumbai) India. What I experienced is indescribable. Thank you for giving us the Blues. Cannot wait for the next time to hear this incredible set of musicians~ the world´s too small and time´s too short. Will make it happen soon. Much much love from India to you beautiful people❤️

Ravindran Kotieth - Sat, Feb 10th, 2018 8:22 PM PST
Surely was a dream come true to walk by your table at the Trident and day a hello John! I was introduced to your music way back in 1985 and I have most of your recordings till the mid 70s

HANS GENTIL - Sun, Feb 4th, 2018 10:32 AM PST
Hi - I hope to listen or to see you as soon as possible for a gig in Berlin/Germany.
SIR,YOU looks like an elder statesman on your snapshots.
Best wishes from my frozen hands in this hard winternight;your music is the best for a winterdawn to wake up.

Gary Burns - Mon, Jan 29th, 2018 10:58 PM PST
I would like to suggest Bonnie Raitt as a guest for the new studio album. Really looking forward to "three for the road" being released on 23 February. Not only a new album but a different sound to all recent releases. Any news on the autobiography? Keep on playing forever....well at least until you're tired! Then have a rest and play some more!!!! Please.

Tim Pratt - Fri, Jan 26th, 2018 12:11 PM PST
Thanks for the info! I thought this would have been a mismatch(especially live) from the start.

Dear Tim (Jan 26th) - Fri, Jan 26th, 2018 11:30 AM PST
We wanted to let you know that Joe Bonamassa is not John's guitarist. He's been in the studio recording with John for his new studio album that will be released later this year or early next year. John will have several guests on that album. We apologize if the Facebook post was misleading! -

Tim Pratt - Fri, Jan 26th, 2018 10:27 AM PST
Joe Bonamassa is the new guitarist....this should last about 5 minutes.

Stu Lawler - Fri, Jan 26th, 2018 6:28 AM PST
A reply to long time fan. I respect your opinion and you are surely entitled to it. I have seen every incarnation of John's band since 1969 so you have me by a bit there. Only thing I can say is if you said I was monotonous I would find that pretty harsh and would be highly offended. Sorry if you find that to be "silly". I have to also tell you no one would be more thrilled if John invited Buddy back into the band as he is my all time favorite.

A long time fan - Thu, Jan 25th, 2018 2:09 AM PST
A reply to Stu Lawler (below). The opinions on John's trio are neither harsh nor, in most cases, disrespectful. I would guess that almost all of the opinions on this site come from genuine fans - and that includes me. I've seen virtually every incarnation of John Mayall's bands since 1967 in a number of different countries. I keep returning so it stands to reason that I've never been disappointed. Last year, in London, I'm afraid I was. I was in a party of 10 people, mostly regulars but a couple had never seen John Mayall before. Without exception we found the trio to be clearly talented but just a little monotonous. Most preferred Buddy's support band. This site is a forum for fans and fans have opinions. I don't know where else we can express these opinions and to say that everyone must say something 'nice' is a bit silly - though I agree that these opinions should be expressed respectfully. All we are saying is that the band lacks a real guitarist and the guitar adds so much to virtually every blues song I can think of.

Stu Lawler - Wed, Jan 24th, 2018 6:24 PM PST
Some of the comments on the trio are pretty harsh and disrespectful to John. For nearly fifty years he has been bringing varied styles of blues and different bands to the forefront of the blues scene. I would say 98% of those bands featured a lead guitar player and an electric blues sound. These bands have been great but personally I have always wanted to hear more of John's considerable talents featured. The trio is another chapter in an amazing and constantly evolving career. It is all great music. Everyone has an opinion but like your Mom used to tell you " if you can't say something nice don't say anything at all."

Tim Pratt - Tue, Jan 23rd, 2018 5:30 PM PST
...on line five....Jimmy McCulloch joined for the EURO dates instead of early dates...sorry!

Tim Pratt - Tue, Jan 23rd, 2018 5:17 PM PST
An"Ancient (Almost) Mayall History" question... In 1971, John Mayall recorded and released the "Memories" album, which featured Mayall along with bassist Larry Taylor and guitarist Jerry McGee (ex Ventures)... After doing some west coast dates and with German and UK dates booked, Jerry McGee walked away from the band. (drummer Keef Hartley was added)and based on Chas Chandler's recommendations, guitarist Jimmy McCulloch joined for the early dates, and just two days after joining the band played his first gig in Sept. 1971. I've never been a real fan, then or now, of the "Memories" album, but after digging out and listening to three shows (Frankfurt 9/15, Berlin 9/17 and Zofingen, Switz 9/18) in the past four days, I've got a new appreciation of this period. the addition of drummer Keef Hartley was an obvious improvement, but the real surprise was 18 year old guitarist Jimmy McCulloch's playing.
Okay, the question is, did John Mayall know that this was the end of this (drummerless in studio) era or were there any thoughts about keeping this lineup together?
Jazz-Blues Fusion next step......

Lucy Ehasz - Mon, Jan 22nd, 2018 6:45 PM PST
John, We miss you in Eugene, OR! You'll so far be close enough to OR in Salt Lake City, UT in March, so "maybe" you'll book @ the Shedd Theater in Eugene. Don't forget us!

Barney - Wed, Jan 17th, 2018 10:28 PM PST
Hi Sir John! I'm 60 and been loving and playing blues guitar since I was 8. Your album, The Turning Point, was a turning point for me and still one of my favorite albums ever! You are my main influence along with Jimi, J.B Lenoir, and Skip James. Thank you for your talent and keep playin'.

A long time fan also - Sat, Jan 13th, 2018 4:31 PM PST
Attended a Mayall trio show recently......Absolutely shockingly FANTASTIC performance by John and his superb band. I consider this concert to be in the top 5 concerts I have ever attended. Mayall is a legend to me and many others who never thought they/me would get an opportunity to see this artist live on stage. The quality of music was up there with the Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones, etc.... The best of the best!!! I hope to travel to see the show again and again. I LOVE John Mayall, he has been my hero since 1968. I was totally shocked how great his performance was!! FIVE STARS++

Buddy Williams - Sat, Jan 13th, 2018 12:10 PM PST
Who wrote Mist of time

brian healy - Sat, Jan 13th, 2018 11:46 AM PST
Can't agree, Ron.
I have been a fan for fifty years and travelled all over the Uk and elsewhere to see John' s varied line ups but this one is just one dimensional and, frankly, boring. Why exclude so many iconic numbers just to have endless keyboard and harmonica solos John is a fine musician and has earned the right
To do as he wishes but his ultimate strength has been in assembing complimentary line ups to add to his own abilities. For the first time in my life I won't be buying the next album. Sorry, but heartfelt.

Ron - Fri, Jan 12th, 2018 11:06 PM PST
A bit mean: the comments on John's current line up. Over the years bands have varied from 2 lead guitar front lines to now and from big brass sections to none. Violins! Drums/drummerless/drums + percussion etc. All good. We all have our favorite line up ( mine was Walter + Co co) but JM is the man. If he went backwards or stood still we would never have had Eric in the band! And then were would music be?

Mario - Thu, Jan 11th, 2018 4:41 AM PST
Happy New Year, John!
Since I'm Brazilian, I'd like to know your impressions about the shows youy've done over here.

Dick McDougall - Sun, Jan 7th, 2018 3:43 PM PST
Happy New Year John ! I had to post and agree with a couple other posts ... Buddy , Hank , and don´t forget Joe ... and YOU the master and cultivator of so many great songs and musicians.. were in fact magical for sure. But I also note .. I saw and listened from 6´ away to just you and your harp and your vocals mixed in too .. you alone .... in Seattle at Jazz Alley... you were stunning. Hats off again , for your non stop gift you share with us all. With Buddy and you John , BIG ART happens.

derendinger simone - Sat, Jan 6th, 2018 9:57 AM PST
you were on stage in a small town:Bischwiller(France)2006 March 15th.Thank you for that great moment!

Dick Zoeteweij - Thu, Jan 4th, 2018 11:59 PM PST
Hello John, what gauge of strings are you using on your 3/4 Gibson. I own a 3/4 too and still don't know what is best... When I got i tthere were 009 on it, like rubber bands. I changed them to a 011, which feeling more natural to me, but still keep in mind that people use would strings in the days these guitars were made. So I was wondering which strings you use on this little blues machine. Friendly Greetings from Holland, Dick

A long time fan - Wed, Jan 3rd, 2018 10:51 AM PST
I remember reading a post from a French fan who said that the band without a guitarist wasn't a supergroup any more. I saw the band in London and I agree (as did everyone I was with) with Brenda (below) that the music is lacking in variety and excitement. John Mayall has no bigger fan than me and there is no better bandleader or ambassador for the blues - but I want to hear a guitar, I want to hear Hideaway, So Many Roads, All your Love and other classics. Please John, get on the phone to Buddy or Rocky and tell them all is forgiven and bring one of them back.

Brenda in Canada - Fri, Dec 29th, 2017 8:10 AM PST
Bring back Buddy and Hank Van Sickle. That lineup could not be beat. You had a great thing going, it was magic. I've seen the current line-up who are very talented but the music is lacking. I like John on harp and a guitarist would allow John more focus on harp.

bruce s kelso - Mon, Dec 25th, 2017 6:22 AM PST
just wanted to wish john and everyone a merry xmas and a happy new year.the blues sure make you feel warm in the cold days ahead and bare wires by john mayalls bluesbreakers from 68 really does it for me. anyone who has not heard the collwell winfield blues band lp cold wind blues must check it out.its a great pairing with bare wires.

Pierre Monnery - Mon, Dec 18th, 2017 3:46 AM PST
Please,reissue "Time Capsule" !

Reed Williams - Sun, Dec 17th, 2017 1:56 PM PST
I remember Mayall at Kona. thank you & shaloha

Joe Reagoso - Sun, Dec 3rd, 2017 4:45 PM PST
Dear Mr. Bluesbreaker.....Thanks so much for your gift of music......There never is a day that goes by that my house is not being rocked by the great John Mayall catalog of recordings!!!

To all who posted for John's birthday - Fri, Dec 1st, 2017 2:11 PM PST
A personal message from John:
I just want to thank all the folks who took the time to wish me a happy birthday on Wednesday. It is so nice to see that so many people notice these personal landmarks. - John Mayall.

Helmuth - Thu, Nov 30th, 2017 9:06 AM PST
Happy birthday and a healthy new year from Aachen, Germany, John ! I listen to you since the early seventies, thanks for all your music !

Bernd Raths - Thu, Nov 30th, 2017 3:45 AM PST
Happy Birthday John from Frankfurt/Germany!
Long live the Blues

Bernd Raths

Hkan Lans - Thu, Nov 30th, 2017 1:44 AM PST
Best wishes on your birthday, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...and hope to see you in Sweden again!

Rex - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 6:49 PM PST
GODZILLA wamts to wish oafall a haopy birthday andvsays.... UUURRRRPPPP.. . . HAPPY BIRTHDAY brummwell

Jean-Luc Marande - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 3:23 PM PST
Happy Birthday John. Long Life Blues!
Jean-Luc A french fan since 1966

Lionel Thullier - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 2:27 PM PST
Trs bon anniversaire Mr Mayall et longue vie au blues. Bien cordialement Lionel de Dijon

Peter Nemes-Nagy - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 2:22 PM PST
My best wishes to your birthday! I like your music many years ago.

BRIAN SMITH - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 2:16 PM PST
best wishes John on your Birthday, still going strong! long live the blues!

Larry Shattuck - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 1:43 PM PST
Happy Birthday and Best wishes John, I've been a fan for over 50 years.

Helge Henriksen - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 1:19 PM PST
Happy burthday John. Wish you all luck! I hope to see and hear you in Norway next. year...

Carmine Garibaldi - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 1:13 PM PST
Buon compleanno!!!!!

Carl Hazen - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 11:58 AM PST
Happy Birthday John! Come to Santa Cruz! God Bless

Carlino - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 11:26 AM PST
Long life John !! Long life rocking blues !!

Jean-Christophe Surreau France - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 11:09 AM PST
Happy Birthday John ..... Long Life To you.... Thank you so for your music ... long lige to the british blues.... You can be satisfied !!!

Ian Mitchell - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 10:55 AM PST
Happy birthday John. Caught you three times on the last tour. Keep living the blues.

Anders Olow - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 10:22 AM PST
My best wishes on your day and huge thank you for all the blues years.

Antonio Vacca Holland - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 9:22 AM PST
Happy Birthday Buon Compleanno

Adam - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 9:01 AM PST
Happy Birthday John Hope you have a fantastic day. All the best from your UK Touring Crew.
Adam, Harrison, Scouse, Bob

Iga - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 8:55 AM PST
Dear John,
I'd like to wish you all the best - enjoy the blues, stay in good health and never stop what you're doing because seeing you performing on stage (with your marvellous band ;) brings us a lot of joy and pleasure. Happy Birthday!

PS Thank you again for two unforgettable London gigs, especially the second one was outstanding!

Ray Cater - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 8:03 AM PST
Happy 84th birthday John. Whatever you do don't retire as I have watched you at 25 different venues (mostly in the London area since 1965) and I want to add some more to my list.

Richard Brown - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 7:11 AM PST
Another Year Done Gone (pardon the misuse) Happy Birthday John Thanks for the music.

Debbie Palmer - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 5:56 AM PST
Hope you have a Happy Birthday! can't wait to see you back in eastern USofA You Rock!

Werner - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 4:35 AM PST
Happy Birthday!
Music Is The Best!(FZ)

Taran Bjerkesti - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 2:23 AM PST
Happy birthday John.

Silvia Aldovini - Wed, Nov 29th, 2017 12:54 AM PST
Happy Birthday!

andrew twigg - Thu, Nov 23rd, 2017 11:40 AM PST
Really looking forward to seeing the band in Weston tomorrow evening.

Cath Potter - Thu, Nov 23rd, 2017 7:19 AM PST
Great gig at Buxton - missed the Manchester one so came over to the Opera House - fantastic music with amazing musicians! Thanks for a brilliant night.

Lynsey - Wed, Nov 22nd, 2017 4:56 PM PST
Ps my friend bought one of your guitars years ago from your brother I think and saw the treehouse xCheshire

Lynsey - Wed, Nov 22nd, 2017 4:54 PM PST
Loved the Buxton gig tonight awesome 😎 been a fan since an early teen

James Stuart (Gus) Angus - Wed, Nov 22nd, 2017 1:49 PM PST
Seeing as how you were one of my best school friends and as a regular visitor to your fabulous tree-house, I often wonder how you're doing these days? I must admit I am feeling my age these days, as you must be. Take care my dear and if I may say old friend, it was great having known you.

John Saunders - Wed, Nov 22nd, 2017 10:17 AM PST
Great concert at Bridgwater Hall last night, what a band. Wow to see you playing guitar, harmonica, piano, hammond organ and singing. You looked full of energy and the new format gives you the chance to explore and develop more. I've been watching you since 1963 and I enjoyed last night as much as any.
First saw you at a club in Kenton in Harrow and you were "trying" out a new guitarist as Eric Clapton was unavailable as I remember you saying. Do you remember that ? also used to go to the Manor House and Hornsey Wood Tavern in London when Mick Taylor joined the Band. Enjoyed those days and still am !!

Tony Westhead - Tue, Nov 21st, 2017 4:17 AM PST
We really enjoyed seeing you again at High Wycombe on 16th November and I think the three man set up works extremely well. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as The Pluesbreakers band but I did. It was great and showed off your amazing versatility. The Chicago guys are good as well. The two new CDs are great too. How do you do it ?!!
Wishing you Many Happy Returns ! !
Tony Westhead
110 Acre Lane

Ray Cater - Mon, Nov 20th, 2017 1:40 AM PST
Saw Steven Norris (below) take his son over to John Mayall and have his photograpth taken with the great man. Excellent.
Although my wife and I live in Spain we felt that we had to fly to England and see John & Buddy Whittington. We saw the gigs at Wycombe (near where we used to live) and Basingstoke and have twice seen John here in Malaga. I have been a fan for over 50 years first seeing him in 1965 or '66 and tried to get to every gig possible in London with friends. It would be great to see him back in Spain in the near future.

Gary Burns - Sun, Nov 19th, 2017 11:14 PM PST
Happy Birthday Mr. Mayall...OK that's enough celebrating get on with the music!!!!

John Langhoff - Sun, Nov 19th, 2017 10:17 PM PST
Happy Birthday John!

My daughter just asked me who my favorite musician is, answer John
Mayall. Thanks for all the years

steven norris - Fri, Nov 17th, 2017 3:29 PM PST
17th Nov Basingstoke. Just got back from your gig with my youngest son. He, as was I were blown away. It was my 11yr old son's first concert and he will remember it with fond memories for the rest of his life as will I. Thank you for talking to him and making the night so special, Not just to John but Buddy and both the band's, a cracking night. Thank you.

Steve knapp - Fri, Nov 17th, 2017 3:11 PM PST
Saw you at Basingstoke yesterday very good but I was disappointed that you had no lead guitar it meant to much bass and drums last year was much better when you had the lead guitar I enjoyed the forth band buddy Whittington..

Gary Burns - Fri, Nov 17th, 2017 3:59 AM PST
So when did Clapton is Odd start appearing on toilet walls all over the British Empire and environs thereof?

Dear Terry (15th Nov) - Thu, Nov 16th, 2017 3:17 PM PST
Glad to hear you enjoyed the show! We wanted to let you know that the no photography policy is put in place by the venues and has nothing to do with John. Most have had it for a while, but seem to have been more strict with enforcing it recently. Thank you for the good wishes to John! -

A long-time fan - Wed, Nov 15th, 2017 2:04 PM PST
Who'll join my 'Bring Buddy Back to the Bluesbreakers' campaign?

Nicholas Bennett - Wed, Nov 15th, 2017 9:26 AM PST
Hi John,
Coming to see you tomorrow 16th November at High Wycombe. Last saw you in Sheffield in 1967 with your Bluesbreakers. Would really like to meet up after the show, Still playing lead guitar myself. Best wishes - Nick B.

Terry Villars - Wed, Nov 15th, 2017 9:09 AM PST
Great show in Oxford last week - nice to see a trio but did prefer it when Buddy came on stage for 1 song - the whole audience lifted at that point - it was a great gig as usual - I do have to ask though....was there a no photography policy as I tried to take a picture and was told off in no uncertain terms by a staff member - the theatre say it was the policy of the booking company but having seen John many times before that was never a problem! Keep on rocking John - you're fantastic!

Gary Burns - Sat, Nov 11th, 2017 2:39 AM PST
Really fantastic to hear an autobiography is in the works, now I have a new album, "Three for the road" and a great book to look forward to as well! Apologies to Dinu Logoz for misspelling his name in earlier comments. Keep on playing please Mr Mayall you bring joy to the world.

Phil Saugman - Fri, Nov 10th, 2017 2:59 PM PST
Hi John and everyone front and back stage. I was at the Oxford show (8th November) and had a wonderful and memorable evening. The music was fantastic and the atmosphere was so personal. An evening I will treasure in memory.
My thanks to you all.

Slavey Kolentsov - Fri, Nov 10th, 2017 10:00 AM PST
I'm student at Bournemouth, Archaeology, but Blues hit me between my two ears.Bluesbreaker needs to be revived and if I'm pleased to the right person Mr Mayall, I'd like to make an effort for rehearsal, just only one.If the Devil read this message it will surely go through the Universe.
Sincerely yours! Blues Never Die...OS

Helge Henriksen - Fri, Nov 10th, 2017 8:08 AM PST
Totally agree with Terry. John,s band must have a solo guitar player. No the sound is not like before.....

A long-time fan - Fri, Nov 10th, 2017 5:25 AM PST
Terry (below) - You are so right and everyone I was with at the London gig felt the same way.

Terry - Fri, Nov 10th, 2017 2:03 AM PST
Saw John for the umpteenth time at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend last night. Great to meet him in person one more time. A stunning performance from Buddy Whittington's band set a high bar for the evening. Sadly as a trio John's band just didn't have the depth to wow the audience who were quite subdued. That was until Buddy joined the lineup. Then the show came alive. I think John must have realised that as Buddy stayed on stage for the remainder of the show which clearly wasn't planned. The result was fantastic, just like the great shows of old. Please please revert to a 4 piece for touring John. Look forward to seeing you back in Southend again Awesome.

Dinu Logoz - Thu, Nov 9th, 2017 5:54 AM PST
Dear Gury Barns, this is Dinu Logoz (not Dino Lugoz...). What a brilliant nonsense about Mayall's babies, just adorable!

Dear Gary (Nov 6th) - Wed, Nov 8th, 2017 1:04 PM PST
We are happy to say that yes, John does have an autobiography in the works! We're working on getting it published at the moment, and hope to have some news soon. Please feel free to check back with us. -

Katherine Pegrum - Mon, Nov 6th, 2017 11:58 AM PST
Do you have a list of gigs from 1966/67.would love to know the date JM and the B.B. played at Bournemouth College cos I was there and would also love to know who was playing in the band at that time ....please !

Gary Burns - Mon, Nov 6th, 2017 12:24 AM PST
Hi, I am wondering if Mr Mayall has started writing his autobiography yet and do hope that this is something at least being considered> I have read the two available books by Richard Newman and Dino Lugoz. The Newman book is basically self praise for the author and his great taste in blues music, therefore self serving tripe with little to recommend to anyone who cares about Mr Mayall's contributions to music and art. The Dino Lugoz volume merely reveals he wishes he had John's babies and serves as a shopping list of albums (a quite good one though), however, neither volume really gives any feel for the times and changes of a unique artist in flux and transition while pursuing a singular course in music. Their are very few artists who have accomplished the maintenance of road bands while charting their own course. Two others come to mind in Frank Zappa and Duke Ellington with Mr Mayall managing to attract great musicians and produce great to exceptional music. Love or hate any John Mayall album but you won't find mediocrity on any tracks he has recorded. Well I hope Mr Mayall does have the time and inclination to write the only valid take on his career as well as keeping the music happening. Hope to hear the new album from the trio soon I believe it's title is "Three for the Road" and is live. A studio album would also be good, perhaps with a guest on one or two tracks!

don williams - Sun, Nov 5th, 2017 4:45 PM PST
Dear John,

Hope this message finds you well. We wanted to tell you we enjoy your talented guitar play/music and are fans. We are writing you with great hopes to see if you may have any guitar picks with your name or band name on them as we collect them and would like any you may have to offer in any color shape or style. We really enjoy collecting guitar picks / memorabilia (i.e. band photos, signatures and or back stage passes) and would welcome any you can share even from other bands you may have to offer. We are sincere in saying if you are able to provide us any picks we would never part with them.

If you can help we can send you a stamped self-addressed envelope else we have included our mailing address below.
Kind regards,
Sarah & Kimmi

Mike Bartlett - Sun, Nov 5th, 2017 2:45 PM PST
Thought the concert in Portsmouth was fantastic, nice meet you in person beforehand, a bit awkward but didn't you come alive on stage , Loving listening to Ten Years Ago, LP

Jezz & Barbara - Sun, Nov 5th, 2017 3:25 AM PST
Guys - thanks for an awesome night in Cambridge - great musicians led by the ageless John. Wonderful to talk with you all. Come again soon. Your Chicago Legends await!

Tom (fan from the sixties) - Sat, Nov 4th, 2017 7:17 AM PDT
The sound was unfortunately shockingly bad at Cadogan Hall (nov 2), but we heard it was fixed for the second night. Maybe the wrong venue?

I agree with the below said that the absence of a guitar (lead & rythm both when mayall is on the keys & harp) takes a lot out of the songs and make things sound all too similiar.

A long-time fan - Sat, Nov 4th, 2017 4:15 AM PDT
I was at the Cadogan Hall yesterday and can't agree with the previous post that the wrong guy topped the bill - but I can understand the comment. What a band John would have with Buddy (or Rocky) on lead guitar. The current band is very good - energetic, entertaining, talented and worth going a long way to see. But there's something missing. I remember reading an earlier post which said that a lot of the songs sounded the same and although I wouldn't go that far I can understand the comment. It was John Mayall who introduced so many of us to Freddie and Albert King and gave us Clapton, Green, Taylor and all the others who followed. I'll be there next time, John, but please give us back our lead guitar.

Mike Burns - Fri, Nov 3rd, 2017 11:37 AM PDT
Bravo John. What an excellent preformance from yourself, your band and of course, Buddy Whittington Band. I sat right at the front in Cadogan Hall and had a fantastic time. I was however disappointed that I struggled to hear your voice John over the drum kit and base guitar which were overwhelmingly loud but i still loved every minute of it. Good luck on the rest of your shows.

Merry Player - Fri, Nov 3rd, 2017 8:34 AM PDT
Can't wait to see John M again. Next week at Guildford, UK.

Beata - Thu, Nov 2nd, 2017 5:45 PM PDT
If you missed the concert tonight at Cadogan Hall,you will always regret it. The music was just incredible. John Mayall is totally unique-able to carry everybody off on the notes he plays. Each instrument he touches is like magic. Also,the band was fab. The drummer - my goodness - what a virtuoso, and the bass player equally fantastic. Good luck with the tour! You will bring an incredible music for the fans to enjoy.

Stephen Potter - Thu, Nov 2nd, 2017 3:53 PM PDT
Cadogan Hall 2 November. Great musicianship spolied by rotten sound. Vocals almost inaudible. Fix for tomorrow!

Andy Forbes - Tue, Oct 31st, 2017 3:59 PM PDT
His stories about artists with whom he had worked (one of whose harmonica playing he said was not matched by his personality) and the information about the songs were both interesting and entertaining. I also really liked the trio format. This was the fifth time I had seen John who only seems to get better with age. 2/2

Andy Forbes - Tue, Oct 31st, 2017 3:25 PM PDT
I thought that John´s concert at Portsmouth Guildhall last Sunday was brilliant and that his energy and stamina at 83 is quite incredible. The set drawn from throughout his career demonstrating the breadth and subtlety of the Blues together with John´s rapport with the audience was received with a standing ovation and demand for an encore. 1/2

Carol - Mon, Oct 30th, 2017 1:13 PM PDT
Love to know when John Mayall will be coming back to Canada!

- Mon, Oct 30th, 2017 6:35 AM PDT
Hello John Mayall
Don't want to bother writing my name but was at your Guildhall performance last night, 29th October, in Portsmouth> You guys were fantastic. The audience was pretty low-key, I think you'll agree, but in spite of the rather quiet crowd, I KNOW that as always, everyone was absolutely mesmorised by the three of you and how incredibly talented you are. My goodness John, can I have some of your tonic for never-ending youth and fitness? Cheers, a Marin County, CA resident living in Portmouth :-) :-)

Nicholas Rose - Mon, Oct 30th, 2017 5:24 AM PDT
Well, who are we to comment! I've followed John for best part of 50 years. I've followed his trends, often beyond my tastes but then I've grown up to appreciate them. Last nights gig in Frome was excellent. Not least of all because John enjoyed it - and the audience. Well done John. 83 and till pushing the boundaries! I travelled from Chichester because the Cheese and Grain is a good venue unlike Portsmouth Guildhall! All the best to John and his band. Nick Rose

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